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20 Oct

Teenagers Are Quitting HS Sports Due to Body Image Concerns Driven by Social Media

More teens are quitting HS sports saying they don’t look right for the sports based on what they see in the media and social media, according to a new study.

19 Oct

COVID-19 Linked to Increased Risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a Rare but Serious Autoimmune Disorder, New Study Finds

In a new study, participants recently infected with COVID-19 were six times more likely to develop Guillain-Barré syndrome, where the immune system attacks the nerves.

18 Oct

Adult ADHD Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

A new study finds adults with ADHD are nearly 3 times more likely to develop dementia compared to those without the condition.

Endometriosis Linked to Four-fold Higher Odds for Ovarian Cancer

Endometriosis Linked to Four-fold Higher Odds for Ovarian Cancer

Women who struggle with endometriosis may be vulnerable to another health danger: New research shows they are about four times more likely to develop ovarian cancer than women who don't have the painful condition.

The odds are even worse for women with severe forms of endometriosis, as they are at least 9.7 times more likely to be diagnose...

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  • July 18, 2024
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Fall of Roe v. Wade Has Made Access to Ob/Gyns Tougher in Many States: Report

Fall of Roe v. Wade Has Made Access to Ob/Gyns Tougher in Many States: Report

Ever since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade in June 2022, even more women have struggled to find reproductive care, a new report warns.

Issued Thursday by the Commonwealth Fund, the report shows that women living in states long plagued by health disparities -- particularly in the Southeast -- have been harmed the most. And it isn't...

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  • July 18, 2024
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Long COVID Risk Has Declined Over the Pandemic and Vaccines May Be Key

Long COVID Risk Has Declined Over the Pandemic and Vaccines May Be Key

You're far less likely to develop Long COVID now than you were in the midst of the pandemic, promising new data shows.

Changes in strains of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are playing a role in the lowered risk, but so are the proven benefits of vaccination, the study authors said.

“The research on declining rates of l...

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  • July 18, 2024
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Altered Mealtimes Linked to Depression, Anxiety in Shift Workers

Altered Mealtimes Linked to Depression, Anxiety in Shift Workers

Folks need to have their meals at regular intervals or risk slipping into anxiety or depression, a new study of airline personnel has found.

Delaying breakfast or dinner appears to increase a person’s risk of developing a mood disorder, researchers report.

The study also found that confining meals to a 12-hour “eating window” e...

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  • July 18, 2024
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Race, Insurance Stop Many Hispanics From Getting Post-Stroke Care

Race, Insurance Stop Many Hispanics From Getting Post-Stroke Care

Hispanic people -- particularly those without insurance -- are less likely to get the additional care needed to recover from a stroke, a new study finds.

Hispanic folks are less likely to be treated at a rehab facility or receive home health care following hospitalization for a stroke, compared to white and Black people, according to resul...

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  • July 18, 2024
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Telemedicine May Help Folks Battling Opioid Addiction Stick With Treatment

Telemedicine May Help Folks Battling Opioid Addiction Stick With Treatment

Telemedicine could be a better way to get opioid addicts to seek out and stick with treatment, a new study suggests.

People referred to an addiction treatment clinic following a telemedicine evaluation were more likely to show up to their first appointment than those whose referral resulted from an ER visit, researchers reported recently i...

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  • July 18, 2024
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Retired Rugby Players Face Risks for Dementia, CTE

Retired Rugby Players Face Risks for Dementia, CTE

Alix Popham played in two rugby World Cups and won a Six Nations Grand Slam before retiring in 2011 as a professional in the rough-and-tumble game.

By 2020, he had already been diagnosed with early onset dementia and probable chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disabling brain disease long linked to repeated head trauma.

Emb...

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  • July 18, 2024
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Science Reveals 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical's Mind-Altering Effects

Science Reveals 'Magic Mushroom' Chemical's Mind-Altering Effects

“Magic” mushrooms achieve their psychedelic effects by temporarily scrambling a brain network involved in introspective thinking like daydreaming and remembering, a new study reports.

Brain scans of people who took psilocybin -- the psychedelic drug in ‘shrooms -- revealed that the substance causes profound and widespread temporary c...

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  • July 18, 2024
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Is Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes Facing 'Diabetes Distress'?

Is Your Child With Type 1 Diabetes Facing 'Diabetes Distress'?

Children born with type 1 diabetes are much more likely to develop certain mental health issues than those without the condition, a new study warns.

Kids with type 1 diabetes are more than twice as likely to develop a mood disorder and 50% more likely to suffer from anxiety than other children, researchers reported June 17 in the journal <...

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  • July 18, 2024
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New MS Drug Kesimpta May Help Keep Symptoms at Bay

New MS Drug Kesimpta May Help Keep Symptoms at Bay

A new monoclonal antibody treatment called Kesimpta (ofatumumab) appears to improve on an older drug in pushing multiple sclerosis (MS) into remission, a new trial shows.

Funded by Kesimpta's maker, Novartis, the trial compared the new therapy against teriflunomide (Aubagio), an immune-based drug that's been in use for about a decade....

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  • July 18, 2024
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Irregular Sleep Could Raise Your Odds for Diabetes

Irregular Sleep Could Raise Your Odds for Diabetes

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2024 (HeathDay News) -- Sleeping long hours one night but only a few hours the next can be unhealthy, with a new study finding "irregular" sleep patterns could be a risk factor for type 2 diabetes.

The results "underscore the importance of consistent sleep patterns as a strategy to reduce type 2 diabetes," said study le...

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  • July 17, 2024
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Feds Issue Warnings on 'Copycat' Delta-8 Products That Mimic Popular Foods

Feds Issue Warnings on 'Copycat' Delta-8 Products That Mimic Popular Foods

In a joint effort to curb the illegal sales of food products containing delta-8 THC, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday they have warned five companies to stop marketing such products.

Because the packaging for these THC edibles mimics that of popular snack foods, the FDA said it is concerne...

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  • July 17, 2024
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Two Years Later, 988 Crisis Line Has Answered 10 Million Requests

Two Years Later, 988 Crisis Line Has Answered 10 Million Requests

Just two years after the launch of the nation's three-digit crisis hotline, more than 10 million calls, texts and chat messages have been fielded by counselors, U.S. health officials announced Tuesday.

Introduced in July 2022 to simplify emergency calls and help counter a burgeoning mental health crisis in the United States, 988 was toute...

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  • July 17, 2024
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Are You & Your Partner in a 'Sleep Divorce?' You're Not Alone

Are You & Your Partner in a 'Sleep Divorce?' You're Not Alone

Many couples may be painfully familiar with the scenario: One partner snores loudly all night long, so the other partner seeks better sleep in another bed.

Now, a new survey from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) shows just how common the practice of "sleep divorce" is: 29% of Americans have opted to sleep in another bed in t...

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  • July 17, 2024
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Biking, Walking to Work a Game-Changer for Health

Biking, Walking to Work a Game-Changer for Health

Bicycling to work can vastly improve your health and reduce your risk of death, a new study shows.

People who bike commute have a 47% lower overall risk of an early death, researchers found.

They also are less likely to develop heart disease, cancer and mental health problems, results show.

Walking to work also conferred some h...

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  • July 17, 2024
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Does Exercise Near Bedtime Really Disrupt Sleep? Maybe Not

Does Exercise Near Bedtime Really Disrupt Sleep? Maybe Not

Exercise near bedtime won't necessarily wreck a person's sleep, a new study says.

Intense exercise is typically discouraged as bedtime approaches, since such activity can disturb sleep by increasing body temperature and heart rate, researchers said.

But short resistance exercise "activity breaks" at regular intervals can actually imp...

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  • July 17, 2024
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What Is 'Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome' and Can It Be Treated?

What Is 'Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome' and Can It Be Treated?

It's a little known health condition that can become a nightmare: Regular and sudden episodes of intense nausea and vomiting.

Now, new clinical guidance urges people to take notes and speak up if they think they have the condition, known as cyclic vomiting syndrome (CVS).

About 2% of people experience CVS, but it can take years befor...

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  • July 17, 2024
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Could Contact Sports Raise Risks for a Parkinson's-like Disorder?

Could Contact Sports Raise Risks for a Parkinson's-like Disorder?

Autopsies of deceased boxers and pro football players have long confirmed that repeat head injuries can lead to a devastating brain condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

Now, research supports the notion that contact sports can also raise the odds for a Parkinson's-like disease, called parkinsonism, in athletes already...

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  • July 17, 2024
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Targeted Steps Could Slash Salmonella Danger in Poultry

Targeted Steps Could Slash Salmonella Danger in Poultry

Most salmonella outbreaks linked to poultry are caused by just a few strains of the diarrhea-causing bacteria, a new study finds.

There are more than 2,600 different types of salmonella bacteria, but only three strains are most likely to cause illness in humans, researchers report.

Interestingly, one of the most common types found in...

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  • July 17, 2024
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Brain Changes Seen in Kids With Conduct Disorder

Brain Changes Seen in Kids With Conduct Disorder

Defiance, tantrums, aggression: All signs of a condition called conduct disorder, which Mental Health America says affects up to 16% of boys and 9% of girls.

Now, research is revealing real differences in the brain structure of children and youths with conduct disorder, compared to those without the condition.

Specifically, the study...

  • Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporter
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  • July 17, 2024
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